Porter Ranch Personal Injury Lawyers
No one goes about their day expecting to be injured in an accident but the reality is, it happens. From auto accidents to injuries from defective products to slips and falls, people around Southern California are injured each day. Porter Ranch personal injury lawyers at Ellis Injury Law are well-versed in a myriad of ways injuries happen and know how to guide you through the process to obtain full and fair compensation.
Why hire a personal injury lawyer?
What sets personal injury apart from other injuries is legal liability – a personal injury occurs when someone is injured because of another party’s fault. Usually this means the other party was negligent (not careful), but it can also mean the other party is strictly liable (at fault as a matter of law).
Understandably, proving another party is responsible can be a high-conflict process. It also requires technical knowledge of the insurance claims and litigation processes, as well as court rules, rules of evidence, statutes of limitations, and other rules and laws that directly impact one’s ability to pursue a personal injury claim. This is where a personal injury lawyer is priceless. Ellis Law knows the ins and outs of the system and uses this knowledge to fight for maximum compensation for clients’ injuries.
What is my case worth?
Personal injury claims are very fact-specific so the value of a claim depends on the circumstances. Some of the factors include:
- Seriousness of the injury, including whether it caused temporary or permanent disability
- Amount of medical bills, both already incurred and anticipated in the future
- Whether the claimant had any pre-existing injuries
- Whether the claimant was partly to blame for the accident
- Emotional impact of the accident
- Time off from work
- Whether there has been a criminal case related to the same event
- Number of defendants
- Amount of insurance coverage available
- In the case of defective products, whether there are other injured parties pursuing lawsuits against the same defendants over the same products
While there are a lot of variables, the best thing to do is speak with a personal injury attorney who understands your type of claim. Ellis Law offers free confidential consultations to help you determine what your legal rights are following an injury. We can help you understand the factors that will impact your case and decide a course of action.
Putting injured victims first
Following an accident, there is a lot stacked against you. You may be out of work to heal while medical providers are demanding payment. Meanwhile, the at-fault party’s insurance adjuster may very well be hounding you for a quick and unfairly low settlement. Retaining a committed personal injury attorney can shift the balance.
At Ellis Law, we are not just counselors, but also advocates. We act as a buffer – insurance adjusters hassle us instead of you. We put your needs first and fight to make sure you are fairly and fully compensated. And we never take a fee up front – we only get paid once you get paid. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.